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for using performance-enhancing drugs. armstrong was stripped of his tour de france titles and sponsor contracts worth 15 to $18 million. biggest loser. >>> okay. best politician. >> wisconsin governor scott walker. he put through his right to work laws. he didn't want a recall. he was an inspiration for republican governors. it's a move gone all over the country. >> best politician bill clinton, who in a single speech at the democratic national convention injected energy and enthusiasm into the voters. >> herman cain was the leading republican contender. however, he was also the worst politician, but i'll get to that later. >> i had a long shot in naming chris christie because he firmed up his base in a democratic state. and i think at a time when the republicans now are seeing a resurgence among their moderates. i think in the long run he may prove to be the big winner of the year. >> these are all very interesting choices but they are all domestic. the best politician of 2012 was german chancellor angela merkle. she had to walk a tightrope between her german voters who do not favor
to france to borrow, to try to raise money in france from the french government to pay for the revolution and he decided to take his 10-year-old son john quincy adams with his firstborn son, the oldest of his three sons. john quincy adams i then was a devoted teacher yet at seven years old when his father was in the cotton of congress. his mother, abigail adams, she took her boy to the top of the hill behind their farmhouse in quincy, massachusetts and they could look across boston date and so the battle of bunker hill. and she took her boy by the hand became back down to the farmhouse and begin minting on the family pewter to make musket for the patriot and she told her son at that time, she said, you must rise to the height of your country. if you don't succeed, it will be because of your own laziness, slovenliness in austin and this you must make a firm resolution in favor of virtue, integrity and love of your country. that is how john and abigail adams raised her boy from the beginning, the oldest son to be virtue is, honest and to let him serve his country. so when john adams was sen
they be? >> i enjoyed his battles over the american second front and when to go to france. churchill wanted to go everywhere. he wanted to invade norway, sumatra, trieste, italy, sicily, somewhere in france sunday. his generals were pulling their hair out. eisenhower was. he wanted to be all over the map everywhere at once at all times. and in greece, it was an utter disaster. so, i would love to follow hovering behind him, churchill as he goes from meeting to meeting. and then when he sells his generals on the viability of going to norway or thinking about it, he says no. we will go to some mantra. he gave them fits -- we will go to sumatra. he gave them fits. >> so, you tell all kinds of stories in your. to cover the dunkirk story. what year was dunkirk. where was he in that process? >> the evacuation? >> yes. >> that would be the last week of may, the first few days of june in the 1940's. the french had been defeated essentially in brittany. the french expeditionary force, 100,000 men strong, half of them were stalled of the san -- south of the sienne. the other have spearheaded a
followed in france. but when it came time to open up op here in the states, there was no question on where to go. >> well, you know$ winters is-- you know, we're surrounded by walnut trees, so it made nse really to come here. you know, people really like walnuts. they know them very well. so we...we're in the perfect area to grow. and i mean, you know, it's california. it's nice weather. i think i choose a very nice place. before matthieu's invention, nut oils were strictly imports and thus lacked taste and affordability for most consumers. mattheiu says the keys to a superior nut oil are twofold. first, the method is crucial, which involves taking the walnuts from dan's farm and sun-drying them, shelling, grinding, and then roasting the nuts, all to enhance flavor. and the other secret to success? the walnuts, of course. >> well, it's simple. i mean, what we're doing is not only extracting the oil from the walnut, what we are trying to get is the flavor of the walnut in the oil, and that's really what makes the difference in the quality. so what we do is by roasting the nuts, you get the
. i hadpy they jus too but my backup dsk who -- would have been the president of france if he hadn't changed a hotel chamber maid around the room in new york. that was just settled in a civil suit. he paid up big. >> i would have to say benghazi. failure of the obama administration to protect our diplomats and a ridiculous attempt to cover it up. >> dynamite. >> the cover-up has yet to be proved but petraeus has to win. i mean -- here's a career that was just going so spectacularly well. i mean just overnight another one of these sex scandals that's questionable just how bad it was for anybody outside of their families. and immediate people. >> worst political scandal of 2012 is operation fast and furious, the datf undercover operation which flooded mexico with some 2,000 illegal weapons and 1,400 still unaccounted for. the soon to be in the hands of the cartels and operation makes the u.s. government one of the largest suppliers of assault rifles to the drug cartels. we'll be right back with this and more group awards. ♪ ♪[ music ] >>> okay, best idea of 2012. pat buchanan. >>
. britain had three, was slowly losing common-law, france, germany and most european states had three, but some european states saw their religious character already beginning to fade. but around the world in africa, asia, latin america, few states had common-law and property rights with titles and deeds. america first came to world prominence after the spanish-american war ended in 1898. at the first time, it's argued that the u.s. acquired an empire with cuba and the philippines. yet, this were only revealed the deep differences between america and everyone else in history. for one of the first things, the american congress did after the war was pass a law requiring the united states to give up the cuba. one searches in vain for major world power to ever voluntarily departed from concord region. at the 20 century gun, a group of liberal elites who embrace the program loosely known as progressivism, challenging, criticized these four pillars. most were hostile to common-law with president woodrow wilson being the prime example of one who thought the constitution needed tv malleable a
. grant offered him the position as minister of france and ambassador. >> michael hill, elihu washbourne. the only diplomat from a major power to stay during the siege of paris. son and 9:00. >> first lady mr. obama welcome to military families to the white house for this season's first u.s. of holiday decorations. the theme is the way to all. the white house christmas tree is decorated by children living on u.s. military bases around the world. the first lady's remarks are about 15 minutes. > [applause] >> hi, everyone. welcome to the white house. prequel, hu? yeah. let me start by thanking jennifer for that lovely introduction and to welcome her family here as well. her father and her husband. we are so grateful for your service and glad you could be here. thank you, jennifer, for everything that you and your family have done for this country and what you have done to make this house as beautiful as it is. as first lady, you know that i have had the privilege of traveling across this country. one of the best things i get to do is to meet with all of the wonderful military families, lik
through the main toll plaza. $1 at the onramp and of france. the additional revenue will help pay for the metro rail extension to dulles airport. a piece of history is on display for only two more days. >> coming at new at 6:00, while many girls want to be the duchess of cambridge, we know which feature a day envy mos. a daring rescue nearly as a tragic outcome. find out how robert griffin iii factors in the history. it is all ahead. same-sex couples are counting down the hours until they can legally marry in maryland. the state's same-sex marriage law takes effect tomorrow. couples that have been allowed to apply for licenses since voters approved and the referendum back in november. d.c. police are trying to figure out who broke into a charter school and stole some computers. it happened around 11:00 saturday night at next step charter school on 15th street nw. if you have information call d.c. police. the emancipation proclamation will remain on display at the national archives through tomorrow. the documents sparked the chain of events that led to the passage of the 13th of am
after microsoft in france that was a bigger case. but, i am thinking this more threatening to american companies, this is england saying, we're targeting just you. >> no, britain actually has chairmanship of g-8 next year. at end of day u.s. government, a trillion dollars in revenue, so they will look at loopholes in u.s., and internationally. neil: they will want to first cut loopholes there that would make it less attractive, if you are barack obama you should be rooting for this. that means less attractive for those company to do over there and stay here. >> u.k. prospects should be subject to u.k. corporate tax. neil: should you pair spending in other areas to adjust. >> spending is very much down in the u.k. that is the problem, that is the argument shared sacrifice. neil: what about the princess? >> i told jonathan hunt last week that i thought kate middleton is pregnant, i am pleased to be right. neil: she has very bad morning sickness. >> which is why it was revealed early, it was revealed 12 weeks, it is to be expected. the role of the roll wife to provide an heir and a spare
allen with the top stories from "politico." and mika should be jetting in from the south of france just in time to say hello to her father. first, though, let's send it to bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning to you, joe. you got to d.c. a day too late. yesterday, it had to have been the warmest day you'll see probably till about april. it was 72 degrees yesterday in washington, d.c. it was even in the 60s all the way as far north as buffalo, syracuse and rochester. things are coming back to reality. cold front's heading through. chillier air is arriving, especially western new york. some showers out ahead of that front. if you're leaving the house now in maine, coastal new hampshire down through boston out on the cape, you're going to get light showers over the next hour or on two. you also have a few showers that will be ending shortly. look how warm it is when you step out your door. even at this hour, philadelphia. but look back to your west. the colder air is arriving. already in the 30s, pittsburgh and buffalo. and even buffalo could get snow showers later on
government, something france and britain have already done. the army is moving to unify it's command structure to make thorough is has a more educative fighting force. this morning, nelson mandela is in the hospital, jacob zuma paid him a visit, and said there is no cause for alarm. >>> susan, as you can imagine, south africans are holding their collective breath, their very worried about their beloved former president. they call him father in one of the native languages, they adore him. he helped bring democracy to this nation. we're getting very little information about what is wrong with him. as you said, the president visited nelson mandela, and he came out saying he is in good care and is comfortable. we're not being told what kind of tests are being run on him. yesterday, when the news broke that he had been hospitalized, we're told that he went in for tests, and that it was in line with treatments that people, his age, 94 go through. but no more details today from the presidency. jacob zuma treats it as a closely gaurded secret. he is appealing to everybody to give his family
will have an opportunity. >> i think, though, of france. would you stay in france? >> of course we will. >> you see people moving out of france. >> we can have opinions about their policies. i think they're doing some things that are counterproductive, by the way, that they're finding that way. the government is a huge part of their gdp, decision making is not really marketing. there's unintended consequences of their policy. for example, if you cannot shut down a poorly performing or money losing factory, what effect will that have on somebody who might want to expand his or her business? if you know that you can never -- if you know you have a liquidity -- illiquidity and can never get out of a position, are you much less likely to go into it? sure. the ramifications and consequence of their policies are starting to be felt there now. we're not going to get out of it. it's a big gdp. we're very active there. some of the greatest companies in the world are french companies. >> i asked this of jamie, and it's an important question, given some of the reputational hit that goldman took ov
theories and major motion picture drove folks to turn out en masse in mexico, france, russia, britain, serbia, turkey, china and elsewhere. now the big question, since we're still here, what to to do about dinner? it could be end of traumatic stay in mexican jail for former u.s. marine arrested on vacation. correspondent steve harrigan has the story of an effort to get their son home for the holidays. >> john hammer's family goal was to get him home by christmas now. his parents, lawyer and congresswoman all say they expect his release today. >> amen, hallelujah, wonderful early christmas president for the family. the community rallied for john's liberty. >> the 27-year-old former marine is a combat veteran who served in iraq and afghanistan. after treatment for post traumatic stress disorder he and another former marine bought a used winnebago and planned surfing trip through mexico and costa rica. hammer's family maintains he declared the antique rifle he planned to use the hunt birds to custom agents on both sides of the border. he was arrested after entering mexico a taken to the
they should talk to tiffany france. >> we never took it seriously after she was diagnosed. >> reporter: tiffany got breast cancer at 21. >> her tumors where her cell phone were against her skin. >> reporter: no genetic or other risk factors surgeons removed tiffany's left breast. >> reporter: donna james also got breast cancer at 39. the dots here are where her tumors developed. her doctor said it was unusual distribution exactly matching her cell phone. this image shows tumors were just under the surface of her skin. >> all in this area here which is where i tuck my cell phone. >> reporter: jane said she did that for 10 years. >> i thought cell phones were safe. i was under the impression that they were. >> reporter: breast surgeon lisa bailey tell me cell phone related breast cancer maybe common. but doctors rarely ask about phones. i looked at this random case. would this be in a place where cell phone would have been carried? >> very likely. >> i would never wear a cell phone immediately next to my body. i would advise all women not to do that. >> reporter: nevertheless bras
be if this is the top. certainly you saw money moving to the safer area of the bond market, for example, france, so the prices rose in france and it pushed the yield below 10%. there you go, pushed the yield on the ten-year below 2%. that rally to the core, france and germany, as you might expect. as far as stocks are concerned, generally we're stuck below horizontal resistance on the dow jones stock. if we break above that, it could be significant. ? we fail it could be significant. earlier in in china on the comment we got from the new head of the communist party, you have the best gains in three months on the chinese market. that fed automatically into the miners in europe. there has been some selling into it, but still broadly they are still higher. i do want to mention a couple corporate stories. apple is clearly down, margin requirements are being raised on some of those -- for some people who are extending apple shares, but nokia has had a very good day today. it's launched two phones, one priced at $249 to bring it light slid lower price for most people. most importantly launched a phone in
is set to open below 13,000. markets in europe mixed after a shortened session in the uk, france and spain. our road map starts right where we were months ago, waiting for the 112th congress to agree on a debt reduction package. the senate convenes at 11:00 a.m. >> the dow had its worst day in a month on friday. set to close december with a loss. the question is, does it continue to sell off if there isn't an accord in congress. >> we will always have china. manufacturing pmi data from last night is the best in 21 months. can we finally say the chinese economy has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if thi
for president of france. authorities in mexico and the u.s. confirmed today that singer jenni rivera was killed sunday in a plane crash. she and six others were on a private jet that went down south of monterrey in northern mexico. the cause of the crash is under investigation. rivera was one of the most popular female singers in the musical genre known as grupero. she sold more than 15 million albums and won a number of latin music awards. jenni rivera was 43 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: michigan, home to the united auto workers and one of the most heavily unionized states in the country, is suddenly ground zero in the national debate over workers' rights, as the republican lawmakers who control the state's legislature prepare to cast a vote tomorrow that could permanently alter the political landscape. >> ifill: hundreds of people descended on the state capitol building in lansing last week to protest a move to make michigan a right-to-work state. republicans running the state house and senate have approved a pair of bills to allow workers
that allow women to serve in combat. all are allies. israel france, new zealand finland, norway, serbia, swede and switzerland and the u.k. allows women to serve in artillery. why is america so far behind the rest of the world? >> you know, i think we're just attached to those past rules that have been in place and it is not really taking into account the change in the modern warfare today and the fact that women have really been in combat for the last ten years in the last two wars we've been in. >> john: 14% of the 1.4 million active military are women. but 238,000 jobs across the armed forces are completely off-limits to them. is there any reason that you are given consistently by the brass as to why this is? >> you know, i think the policy is in place just because it has always been in place. the military hasn't quite caught up yet. the reasons tend to be women can't keep up. women don't belong. they won't fit in. and again i don't have to argue about what good women are or the nature of women if we're aggress
, compared to a place like france, where government spending is more than half of gdp. but it is going to keep creeping up and i think we need to be creative and alert to that. >> rose: i want to talk about what is going on in washington now between the president and the speaker, but if we -- if they fail completely and we go over this fiscal cliff what are the repercussions? you know, i mean, there is really a fair chance that they don't come to an agreement for whatever reason the house republicans won't support it and we go into 2013. i don't think that, per say, would be the end of the world because i think there would be a cry and it would get rein reined in after a few weeks and settle on this .. i would view this as a skirmish in a bigger war where you are growing entitlements, government services are getting more expensive. people are going to pay more and get less, and i think it is a very, very difficult tension of how to deal with that and this is just a first stage of that or one of many stages. so i don't think they are going to settle everything. i do hope they come to an
to get the. >> president obama considering the "vogue" editor to be his next ambassador to france or the uk. one of the president's biggest fund raisers. anna win tour, the devil wears prada? the devil wears burberry here. >> i think this is a terrible idea. she had one of the most epic falling outs in a magazine with her vogue paris editor f she can't get along with her paris counterpart in-house how can she be a diplomat negotiating with heads of state? i don't see it. >> i think obama has to be stuck here, that he is threatening to exile the queen of american fashion. going to be completely disrupted, take out anna win tour. no regime change. >> breaking news on netflix and disney. >> netflix shares popping now on an announcement that netflix and walt disney studios announced a multiyear deal to make netflix the exclusive u.s. subscription tv service for first-run live action and animated features from the walt disney studios a big deal, netflix secured similar deals with other smaller studios, like dream works animation. disney is certainly the biggest deal of its kind, the fi
the way other countries do. so we're essentially subsidizing like france and germany, for example because their governments have worked out a way to negotiate prices. so medicare, for example gets to set rates on payments to doctors and hospitals but doesn't have any power to negotiate rates on medical devices, drugs or durable medical equipment. so we don't have a market place wherein we have any leverage. ultimately, we pay more than other countries do for those things because we don't have any say. >> stephanie: also, you were talking about cost basically being arbitrary. you can pay $4,000 at one hospital. $15,000 at another. >> it should be infuriating. people should be angry about this. we have no idea what things really cost in this country. medically. so if you go to get a procedure or you have an emergency for god forbid and you end up in an emergency room, you're not price checking. you're going -- you're going to get fixed or healed. >> stephanie: i have a gushing head injury. maybe i should go shop
." a quick preview on that? >> yes, well, it starts with a 29-year-old woman from france who was trying to go back to france and she was stopped at the u.s./canadian border and jailed and she was kept in jail for 12 days, and an immigration agent made the decision to detain her briefly and privately and died 12 days later. >> terrible story. maria, thank you so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. >>> 45 minutes past the hour. top stories. movement in the fight over the fiscal cliff. maybe, just maybe. house speaker john bainer and the president sitting down for an unscheduled meeting at the white house yesterday. we have no details, but both sides say the lines of communication remain open. with 22 days left until severe tax hike and spending cuts will kick in. >> nelson mandela is comfortable abo after spending a second night in the hospital. there is no cause for alarm. mandela rushed from his home to the hospital on saturday. details of his condition are being kept under wraps. >>> sunday night football. green bay quarterback aaron rodgers running for a 27-yard touchdown this is
of several people president obama is considering for the ambassador post to the united kingdom or france. wintour is a u.s. citizen, but was born in the united kingdom. she is one of the president's biggest fund-raisers. >>> federal judge temporarily blocks federal law, banning the use of conversion therapy. his ruling applies to only three providers who want the law overturned. the therapy is aimed at helping change a minor sexual orientation from gay to straight. >>> 13 people dead, 32 wounded. now the judge in the case has been removed. u.s. court of appeals for the armed services says the judge showed bias when he ordered h hasan be forcibly shaved before his court-martial. hasasm n argued that he grew a beard in accordance with his muslim faith and the order violated his religious freedom. with the san antonio express news, joining us this morning. welcome. >> thank you. >> i thought it was against army regulations to have facial hair. >> it generally is. the regulation is so strict, in fact, that most of the people i've known in the military don't even wear mustaches. and when they
and i had a chance to spend a little time on one of those trips and she went to france, egypt and tunisia. and i accompanied her on the plane and watched what was going on. she was non-stop. she took that kind of aggressive, non-stop travel to a certain degree from her husband the former president bill clinton. i traveled with him all of the time and he was non-stop, as well. we used to do day trips to bosnia or kosovo or whatever, and hillary clinton was like that. she moved, she moved, she moved, and i suspect we'll see that from john kerry and he knows he has four years to do what he needs to do and he'll try to milk as much of that as he possibly can. there are so many international issues out there on the agenda. i was surprised, i have to say. i thought he would speak after the president nominated him and say a few words and for some reason they decided he would not speak at the roosevelt room. normally they do that, but for whatever reason he didn't. he likes to talk, we know that. >> he does like to talk, and we know as well, secretary clinton when she was the first la
's balanced and asks the wealthiest to pay more. megyn: melissa frances joins us. what are they arguing over? it seems like they are getting close. >> reporter: it seems like it. there is plan "a" and plan "b." plan "a" is the negotiation going on between speaker baron and the president. they are getting close with the president saying we'll raise taxes on people who make $400,000. he bummed it up to $400,000. boehner was at a million. there are thoughts they could settle at $500,000. then plan "b," the backup plan saying we take this bill from the senate. we talk about it in the house, we send it back. that started at $250,000. that one speaker boehner going in with this offer of $million. they might settle in the middle. all of these plans together cut spending by a trillion. so they are kind of -- it's almost this one for one ratio. the good old days we are talk about cutting spending by 3-1. that seems to be gone. it has a feeling like we are getting closer. there are a couple flies in the ointment. there are all the house republicans and conservatives, saying i don't know who speaker bo
is now france, was about 18 to 20 years old when his little community was absolutely decimated by a devastating persecution. they say that 50 to 70 people in two small towns were tortured and executed. 50 to 70 people executed in public is a devastating destruction of that beleaguered community. and irenaeus was trying to unify those who were left. what frustrated him is that they didn't all believe the same thing. they didn't all gather under one kind of leadership. and he, like others, was deeply aware of the dangers of fragmentation. >> narrator: irenaeus thundered against those he saw as heretics, including the so- called gnostics. >> ( dramatized ): let those persons who blaspheme the creator, as do all the falsely so-called gnostics, be recognized as agents of satan by all who worship god. >> bishop irenaeus coined the term we call "orthodox." now, literally in greek, "orthodox" means "straight thinking." it's like "orthodontia" means "straight teeth." i mean, "orthodox" means "straight ideas." and those who didn't agree with his ideas, he called "heterodox"-- that means
france titles could now lose the bronze medal he won back in 2004 during the olympic games. we will keep you posted. dennis: netflix shares falling to do a bit after 14% surge yesterday on the new deal with disney. netflix will pay $300 million per year ende and compete with o and showtime. focusing on original shows such as hbo boardwalk empire and showtime's homeland. the cost of the deal and how exclusive it really is. and for the coffee addict who has way too much money to spend, there is this. $450 starbucks gift card made of stainless steel. only 5000 are being made and you can buy it only on on friday. one key question, what do you do when you've used it up. frame it or refill it? airing from 1967 until '75. in television, nothing succeeds like the trend. cheryl: because hawaii 50 has been a huge success. they thought it would be horrible. huge ratings. dennis: the long tail. cheryl: i will send a media thing for. korean pop singer psy whooping it up "gangnam style" all the way to the bank with 1 billion views on youtube. the hit songs now said to make psy a multimillion
. in france, the cac up by about two-thirds of 1%. in germany, the dax up by 0.4% and ftse in london is up by a quarter percent. in asia overnight, you did see the hang seng down by about 1.2%. shanghai composite down, as well, down by 1%. in consider rea, the kospi up by 0.6%. oil prices have been a little weaker. down by about seven crept cents. and ten year note yielding 1.61%. that's been stuck in a tight range for quite a while. take a look at the dollar this morning. you'll see the euro at this point is still above 1.30, 1.3029 even though the dollar down across the board. dollar-yen at 82.10. gold prices this morning are up by about $8. as the fiscal cliff approaches, we're wondering what we can expect from the markets. our guest hosts again barry knapp and richard bernstein. barry, you're concerned about the direction the talks have taken. >> yeah, it's interesting as i actually traveled through europe last week, there is all this focus on the timing of getting a deal. but there is not nearly enough focus on what does the deal actually look like, what's the composition of the deal.
a bit of a decline for germany and france and modest moves across all of these markets. the bank of japan easing monetary policy again today, announcing an increase of its asset buying and lending program by more than $118 billion. that move was widely expected as part of the reason that you had seen the yen under quite a bit of pressure, yesterday, at least. you'll see right now that in japan, the market there actually closed down by just over 1%, 1.2% almost. the hang seng and the shanghai composite were slightly higher. oil prices this morning, you'll see right now, are down by about 4 cents to $89.94, so you have things to pick up in those prices over the last couple of days. and the ten-year note at this point which yesterday was yielding above 1.8%, dropping down to 77.2%. finally, take a look at the dollar and gold. yen is at 83.99. gold prices this morning with all these movements in the currency markets up by about $1.10. >>> winter storm draco is moving across the united states threatening retailers and holiday travelers. paul, we know that sometimes the storms could be
contributing countries. european union, france, others have already begun to really engage with the malian forces, so it isn't as if there is an abstinence of support for them in the intervening period. >> what lessons have we learned, if i might, ms. dory and mr. gast, i think the mission just celebrated the 50th anniversary. we were actively engaged in the training a good thing as a part of the very probably democracy support and in trying to create and sustain a cultural democracy what lessons are there that we might learn going forward about political failures and more on domestic issues in the work rather abrupt requirement that we break off relations and support here has created a great difficulty with regional consequences. what lessons would you suggest we learn? the best of times mali is a country in crisis. it is a country that ranks of the model of a dozen. the assistant secretary carson mentioned 90% of the population is in the south and that population is also in the need of services. the government hasn't included both in the delivery of services as well as the governments of
.6% of our grost domestic product on healthcare. the next highest was france and germany. united king come 9.6. and germany and france on many measures are getting better healthcare out comes than we are. and we know if you fast forward to 2012 we're not spending that, we're over 18%. 1 in every 6 dollars in this economy is going to healthcare. and however much one saves on healthcare, 40% of that flows through to the federal government because the federal government is paying 40% of healthcare in this country, actually something more than that. there is lots of room to save money in this healthcare system and there by save money in medicare and medicaid. we're talking about a very small percentage about what we intend to spend over the next ten years in the savings that are being discussed. the same is true on discretionary savings. the president called for $200 billion. but if we put it in perspective we're going to spend in the domestic accounts in the next ten years $11.6 trillion. so a $200 billion save sgs 1.7% of what we're forecast to spend. we really can't save less than 2%? of cour
then offered him the position as ambassador to france. >> researcher and author michael hill on elihu washburne, the only diplomat from a major power to stay during the siege of paris providing political and humanitarian support. >> "washington journal" continues. host: ari ne'eman is the president and co-founder of the autistics of advocacy network and is here to talk to us about the federal response to the rise in autism in the united states. our guest is an autistic adults and will be talking about the federal role in supporting an autistic adults and children. he testified before congress earlier this week, and that hearing was covered by c-span if you want to take a look at it. go to our website, thank you for being on the program. >> thank you for having me. >> first, talk to us about what is autism in terms of the spectrum of disorders and some of the symptoms people might want to be on the lookout for. >> i am really glad you asked that. often, people's perceptions of autism come from television or movies like "main man -- "rain man" or 60-second public service announcements
of the south of france with the stories about meeting dave brubeck. >> mr. cosby, you spent some time with him. what was he like really as a person? >> in the 1950s the music was supposed to be the music of the cool, the cool guys, you know? psychology and smool smooth. that's what he was. he brought it with it and others who know music technically like marselles. hopefully you can get him on to explain to you those -- i mean, dave was really a different kind of player. rhythmically as he was thinking with the cords. he was cool. that's whaefs. cool. >> he broke racial barriers. you talked about that a little bit. what was behind that? what was behind his thinking that he felt. >> as i have said, racism is a waste of time, and people who try to push, it keep it out front because of whae their idiocy happens to be, there are people like dave and others, et cetera, et cetera, louie armstrong, they all move that in playing these places, that they were given an opportunity to say, month, it's not going to be that way, and i must tell you, another person who is not a musician, but was very, very im
in addition to support other contributing countries. european union, france, others have all already begun to reengage with maliian armed forces. it's not as if there is absent support for them in the intervening period. >> what lessons have i learned if i might, both ms. dory and mr. gast. we were actively engaged, the usaid mission celebrated a 50th anniversary, we were very involved in trying to sustain a culture democracy. whatlesssons are there that we might learn going forward about political failures, ignored domestic issues, our rather abrupt requirement that we break off relations and support here has created a great difficulty with regional consequences. what lessons would you suggest we learn from that? >> thank you, senator. excellent question. i would say in the best of times, mali is in a -- is a country in crisis. when one looks at a human development index, they rank in the bottom dozen. that's -- as assistant secretary carson mentioned, 90% of the population is in the south and that population is also in need of services. and so it is unfortunate that the government hasn't
leaving the national effort for taxpayers. with germany and france, we have taken this work forward. and we will make it an important priority of our presidency next year. in total, we expect the action we announce today will increase the amount of money collected from tax evasion and avoidance by a further 2 billion pounds a year. fair and necessary. it is not enough by itself. we need to ask more from the other half. punitive tax rates do nothing to raise money and discourage enterprise and investment in britain. other countries are trying that approach on our doorstep, and they are paying the price. we are not going to make that mistake. in the first year, tax revenues from the rich will buy 7 billion pounds. a number of people declaring income was over a million pounds and fell by half. he tax rate on the rich, the rate is a tax con. we will have a tax that supports enterprise and we will raise more money from the rich. here is a simple fact. the richest will pay a greater share of income tax revenue is in every single year of the coalition government, and in any one of the 13 y
the main rate of corporation tax again by a further 1%. [cheers] in america, the rate is 40%. in france, it is 33%, in germany, in its 29%. from april of 2014, the corporation tax rate will stand at 21%. this is the lowest rate of any major western economy. it is an advert for our country that says come here, investor, britain is open for business. [cheers] [applause] mr. speaker, we will not pass the benefits on to banks and ensure that we meet our revenue commitment. it will be increased next year. making things contribute more as part of our major reform of the banking system. we also have to be on the side of those who want to work hard. i know how difficult many families have gone the cost of living. we have had to save money. but whenever we have been able to help, we have. we have helped counsel for two years running. and we are helping them to freeze again next year. we put a cap on the rises for the next two years. so commuters are not punished for traveling to work. we are forcing energy companies to families onto the lowest part of the gas and electricity bill. and we help th
person, former university professor with a ph.d. in engineering from france . that also, 12 different specialized committees, relief, local administration, committee on financial committee on finance. about every single penny is accounted for. the committee, and they're working on a number of projects to stabilize the city and help the transition into a free syria. of love to talk about those projects of those councils on working on. >> can you say just a few words about the relationship between this council, the civilian counsel and the military, what we typically referred to as the free syrian army? >> about 80 percent of those coalesced under the military council. and they were headed up by the secretary general, colonel by the name of. [indiscernible] so all of those groups so far those groups to maintain their separate identity. they do maintain their separate names, but they're all fighting in the banner of this council. they all differ to the disciplined, professional, colonel. and i would say that the relationship between the civilian council and the military council is charac
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